NFL taking over investigation of Richardson allegations
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- The NFL is taking over the investigation of allegations of workplace misconduct by Carolina Panthers owner Jerry Richardson.
NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy said Sunday in an email to The Associated Press that the league will handle the investigation rather than the team, as originally planned.
The team announced Friday the 81-year Richardson was under investigation, but declined to provide any details.
Team spokesman Steven Drummond said in a release that the Panthers take these allegations very seriously and are committed to a full investigation.